Tag: Urban Trees

Distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees in urban forest fragments

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

This research surveyed 45 natural forest remnants across the rapidly urbanising City of Gold Coast to quantify the distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees. The results highlight the value of urban forest remnants in maintaining the functional capacity of urban

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New guide – How to grow an urban forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest is a ten-step guide to help councils plan for and develop healthy urban forests to create liveable and climate resilient cities and towns. The guide is the first major outcome from the long range

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Urban biodiversity research briefs

Decision Point

The following urban biodiversity research briefs can be viewed in Decision Point Online: Managing the impacts of urban development on old trees, Urban expansion, climate change & frog habitat, and Planning for biodiversity in the urban fringe.

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Where Are All The Trees? An analysis of tree canopy cover in urban Australia

Research carried out by the University of Technology, Sydney on behalf of 202020 Vision has analysed tree canopy cover in Australia’s most urban, dense, local government areas (LGAs), finding that urban green space throughout Australia is in decline. Hobart, Brisbane

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20 Million Trees Program

Through the 20 Million Trees Program, the Australian Government will work with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests. A Request for Information on the national service provider component is now

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Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

The Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide is working together with government, industry and community towards the achievement of the vision: “South Australians living in healthy, resilient and beautiful landscapes that sustain and connect people with plants

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Is your urban tree planting contributing to air pollution?

Trees are planted in urban areas because of the many benefits they bring, such as buffers against climate extremes. However, some species can produce compounds that contribute ozone to the local atmosphere, as revealed in a news article and research paper

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City of Armadale Draft Urban Forest Strategy

The City of Armadale Council (Western Australia) has endorsed a Draft Urban Forest Strategy which will provide guidance for ongoing urban forest development and management. Read the media release and Urban Forest Strategy Final Report.

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Green Cities: Good Health evidence base

The Green Cities: Good Health website provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence of human health and well-being benefits provided by urban forestry and urban greening. Previous Urban Environment News articles on this topic can be found here.

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The natural secrets of urban well being

In the article The natural secrets of urban well being, ecologist Ian Lunt explores research around the relationship between exposure to the natural world and human well-being. Previous Urban Environment News articles on this topic can be found here.

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